Corsair has really made a name for themselves in the power supply market over the past few years. This is mainly because of their high-end AX and HX series, but at the end of the day not everyone needs a super high-end power supply. Corsair’s CS series is marketed more towards the typical user / builder who is looking for low energy use and easy installation. Today we are taking a look at the CS850M which is an 80PLUS Gold certified power supply. It also features flat modular cables and a 3-year warranty. Does this power supply hold the same high-quality and performance that we’ve seen from other Corsair power supplies? Let’s take a look!
We have seen digital power supplies for a while now from many different manufacturers. Today we have Thermaltake’s latest in their Toughpower DPS G 850W unit. This unit features a sleek design, 80PLUS Gold efficiency rating, 140 mm cooling fan and a fully modular design with flat cables. On top of all of that you can plug this power supply into your motherboard (via USB) and with Thermaltake’s DPSApp you can easily monitor stats, calculate cost, change fan speeds and more. Is this power supply perfect for your next build? Read on as we find out.
This review is for the creme de la creme of the be quiet! Power supply series with an 80PLUS Platinum rating the Dark Power PRO 10 850 Watt PSU that is truly the best that the be quiet! company has to offer. It was commissioned to be made in the highly prestigious Seasonic power supply factory. One of the best power supply factories in the world. Other brands of the be quiet! line are commissioned by different fabricators and should not be compared with this product or this review as they are manufactured in other places and have a different sources and therefore may have different design tolerances and characteristics. This review is based solely on the be quiet! (BQT-P10-Unit) and they include the Dark Power Pro 10 series including the 1200 watt / 1000 watt and the 850 watt models that are all commissioned with the Seasonic manufacturing plant.
Corsair has become known as a quality supplier of quite a few different products over the past few years, one of those being power supplies. Power Supplies have become a big part of their business and their professional HX series has been out for the past few years, being updated every so often. Just recently […]
I hate wires. No, really, I hate wires. I was one of the first people I knew to get WiFi in my house, I’ve never had a landline, and I used to joke that I cut the cable cord out of principle alone. All of this said, it’s no surprise that I’m big on wireless charging. I’ve got a Tylt VÜ at work, an official Nexus wireless charger (with magnets!) on my nightstand, and a DiGiYes dual-spot wireless charger in my living room. Now, with the iOttie Easy Flex Wireless Qi Standard Charging Car Mount, I’ve got wireless charging in my car, too. We first saw the Easy Flex Qi, as I’ve come to call it, and do remember that Qi is pronounced “chee”, at CES 2014, where it won a coveted CEA Innovations Award for its fantastic design and functionality. We’re glad to finally get our hands on one to see how it fairs under review.
Pivos are primarily known for media players, but their MANA line of portable lithium-ion battery packs is intent on changing their media player only face. MANA 2200mAh and MANA 5200mAh are direct competitors with all of the other portable battery packs on the market. Can MANA survive in a crowded market? Check out the full review to find out!
We mainly know Raidmax for their cases, but they also make power supplies. When talking about power supplies many people go for the highest wattage possible, but many people will never use that wattage in a 1200W+ unit. 1000W units are perfect for systems with multiple graphics cards and other demanding components. The RX-1000AE from Raidmax is a 1000W unit that is semi-modular, has an 80PLUS Gold certification, and a silent 135 mm cooling fan. What’s even better is that this unit is currently selling for around $150. Not bad for a 1000W unit with these features, but will the RX-1000AE make it through our tests? Read on as we find out!
Our mobile products are like our lifeline. If our smartphone or tablet dies we sort of feel lost. The thing is with our mobile devices they are dependent on their batteries. If you don’t use your device that much during the day you can go a full day on a charge, but most people need to charge their device throughout the day. What if you are on the road or in a place where a wall outlet is not available? That is where Power Banks come in. Today we will be checking out ADATA’s PV100 4200mAh Power Bank. It has a slim design and 2.1A power output so it should charge your devices quite fast. Read on as we take a look…
When it comes to building a PC the power supply is something that is often overlooked and really at the bottom of the component list. Many people want a quality power supply that is feature rich, but do not want to pay the premium cost. This is where NZXT comes in with the HALE82 V2 power supply. Their main goal with this power supply is to bring consumers a high performance, feature-rich power supply without the premium price tag. Today we are taking a look at the 550W version that features a fully modular design, 80PLUS Bronze certification, 135mm silent fan, and a single +12V rail. Is this the power supply for your next build? Read on as we find out.
Being someone who is constantly using different gadgets USB ports are very important to me. They are what charge most of my gadgets and of course I use them for USB flash drives and hard drives too. One thing that always annoys me about changing devices is that some USB ports will charge devices faster than others. What if you could tell which USB port was providing the most power? That way you could plug in your critical devices like your smartphone into this port and other non-important devices into the low power ports. Well that is where the Practical Meter comes it. It works as a pass-through that you plug into your USB port and it will tell you how much power it is delivering. The device also ships with a nifty fast charging cable. Read on as we check it out.